Three Quarter Ale

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Three Quarter Ale
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Folk rock, Madrigals
Years active 2004 - Present
LabelsAbsolute Music, Tinker's Wagon Music
Website Official Website
MembersAriana Pellayle (Becky Cormier)
Rosemary Quench (Rivka Levin)
Wicked Pete Speakeasy (Dolph Amick)

Three Quarter Ale is an American band from Atlanta, Georgia, that is known for its performances at local Renaissance fairs (in full 17th-century dress and speech). It is composed of "character" members Ariana Pellayle (played by Becky Cormier), Rosemary Quench (played by Rivka Levin), and Wicked Pete Speakeasy (played by Dolph Amick). Their sound has been described as "Ren-Rock" and "Filk", and they combine sounds of modern folk and rock-n-roll with 17th-century madrigals, in an attempt to replicate a 17th-century Celtic feel, not dissimilar to that of the band Peter, Paul and Mary, who are among their many influences.

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Musical ensemble group of people who perform instrumental and/or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name

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Renaissance fair outdoor weekend gathering which emulates a historical period

A Renaissance fair, Renaissance faire or Renaissance festival is an outdoor weekend gathering, usually held in the United States, open to the public and typically commercial in nature, which purportedly recreates a historical setting for the amusement of its guests. Some are permanent theme parks, while others are short-term events in a fairground, winery, or other large public or private spaces. Renaissance fairs generally include an abundance of costumed entertainers or fair-goers, musical and theatrical acts, art and handicrafts for sale, and festival food. Some offer campgrounds for those who wish to stay more than one day. Many Renaissance fairs are set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Some are set earlier, during the reign of Henry VIII, or in other countries, such as France, and some are set outside the era of the Renaissance; these may include earlier medieval periods, or later periods, such as 17th-/18th-century pirates. Some engage in deliberate "time travel" by encouraging participants to wear costumes representing several eras in a broad time period. Renaissance fairs encourage visitors to enter into the spirit of things with costumes and audience participation. Many welcome fantasy elements such as wizards and elves.


2003Three Quarter Ale
  1. "Three Quarter Ale Theme"
  2. "Prologue"
  3. "All Souls Night"
  4. "Now is the Month of Maying"
  5. "(It Was A) Lover and his Lass"
  6. "Act I"
  7. "Two Magicians"
  8. "Old Coat"
  9. "Strike It Up Tabor"
  10. "Star of the County Down"
  11. "Act II"
  12. "The Fox"
  13. "Crazy Man Michael"
  14. "Grape Stomping"
  15. "Act III"
  16. "Shalom and Farewell"
  17. "All Around My Hat"

US Release Date: June 17, 2003

  1. "Traveling Wagon / Yidl Mitn Fidl"
  2. "Three Drunken Maidens"
  3. "Intertwined"
  4. "Dialogue - Gregorian Chord"
  5. "The Old Orange Flute"
  6. "The Barmaid's Tale"
  7. "Sails of Silver"
  8. "Dialogue - Ornament"
  9. "Maid on the Shore"
  10. "Wild Mountain Thyme"
  11. "1001 Nights"
  12. "Dialogue - I'm Hungry"
  13. "Mon Coeur"
  14. "The Stranger in the Pub"
  15. "Si Bheag, Si Mhor"
  16. "Written in the Stars"
  17. "Dialogue - Throwing a Rat"
  18. "The Parting Glass"
  19. "'Deceptive Minute of Silence'"
  20. "(It Was A) Lover and His Lass (Brewer's Pub Jig Mix)"
  21. "Dialogue - To Sleep, Perchance to Dream"

US Release Date: November 15, 2006

2010Shall We Gather by the Fire
  1. "Welcome to Newcastle"
  2. "Three Quarter Ale Welcome Carol"
  3. "Ding! Dong! Merrily on High"
  4. "Al Hanissim"
  5. "Un Flambeau, Jeanette Isabella"
  6. "Blood of the Maccabees"
  7. "Christmas Tree Menorah"
  8. "Fum, Fum, Fum"
  9. "Whence Comes This Rush of Wings?"
  10. "Starry Night"
  11. "Ma Oz Tsur"
  12. "Santa Baby"
  13. "Any Day's a Holiday"
  14. "Skating"
  15. "Gloucestershire Wassail"
  16. "O Holy Night"
  17. "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
  18. "Happy Holidays"
  19. "Shall We Gather by the Fire"
  20. "Everyone Should Be in Bed at This Hour"
  21. "Good Night"

US Release Date: October 31, 2010

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